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DEMA Introduces 2017 Board of Directors

Tuesday, February 21, 2017   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Rachelle Reimers
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The results of DEMA's 2017 Board of Directors Election are in! Members of DEMA's 2017 Board of Directors include the following individuals:

Mike Hollis, American Underwater Products*

A2-Diver Certification and Training Agencies
Dallas, Edmiston, NAUI*
Kristin Valette, PADI

A3-Dive Publishing, Media, Consulting and Non-Retail Service Providers
William Cline, Cline Group Advertising, Inc.
Dan Orr, Dan Orr Consulting*

Patrick Hammer, Scuba Emporium**
Myra Kurn, Ocean Enterprises, Inc.*

A5-Travel & Resorts
Stuart Cove, Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas*
Tim Webb, Caradonna Dive Adventures

*New/Re-elected members
**Indicates a one-year term after which Board member may run to serve a full three-year term.

In accordance with the DEMA Bylaws, Directors serve three-year terms. Additional information on DEMA's Board of Directors and Bylaws is available online.  The election was conducted by CPA firm, Gray, Proctor & McMannis, based in Newport Beach, CA. All A-category DEMA members who had joined or renewed their DEMA Membership for 2017 by 1/6/17 were eligible to vote in this election. The final vote count is available for DEMA Members who are logged into the Members-Only Dashboard of

Congratulations to all of DEMA's Directors!  In the coming weeks, the Board will meet to conduct officer elections, form committees and select individuals to chair them.  Contact us at toll free (800) 862-DIVE (3483), (858) 616-6408 or if you have any questions or are interested in serving on one of the DEMA Board committees. Additional Committee information can be found online here. Thank you for your continued support!


Pechter Photo says...
Posted Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Fantastic!!! Congratulations to all and thank you for serving. Alese (& always Mort)

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